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The World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

Updated on July 28, 2015
It all started with the first rubber band
It all started with the first rubber band

It's a mission in life like no other mission, and this is certainly among fun things to do when your bored. One young man has a vision of creating the world's biggest rubber band ball, and holding the world record for this feat in the Guinness book of world records. Jay has been working on this incredible project since last year. After Jay completed an exhausting and very thorough search of the Guinness book of world records he hasn't discovered any listings in the book for the world's biggest rubber band ball.

Then more and more rubber bands followed one behind another.
Then more and more rubber bands followed one behind another.

He spotted the largest ball of twine, but there was no mention of a rubber band ball. So the race was on for Jay, and one day he hopes this world record will be his very own. Believe it or not all that Jay wanted for Christmas was rubber bands, and that's exactly what Santa Claus brought this little 12 year old boy. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will the world's biggest rubber band ball.

This is key ingredient of over 2 pounds of rubber bands
This is key ingredient of over 2 pounds of rubber bands

A lot of people only see the rubber band of having one purpose like holding a rolled up newspaper tightly together, but Jay has other plans for those little rubber bands. So far his rubber band ball weighs close to 30 pounds, and growing. It's bigger than a regulation size basketball as you can see from the photographs. It can also bounce as high as a basketball, however bouncing is limited so the rubber band ball won't lose it's round shape and become egg shaped.

In the hot Summer time heat certain rubber bands can melt in the sun light like a piece of chewing gum, and become rather messy. If you don't believe me then leave a few rubber bands sitting around inside of your car in the summer time for a while and see what happens. Trust me it happens, and this is exactly how I found out one hot Summer day years ago. So because of this Jay's rubber band ball has to be in a some what climate controlled environment.

Jay's ball is currently being worked on and stored inside of a house, however we are all aware that day will soon arrive when the rubber band ball will no longer be able to fit through the outside door frame. When this day gets here the rubber band ball will have to be permanently relocated and moved outside. We will all have to cross this bridge when we get to it, and maybe we will have to look into a building with a large garage door for Jay to continue his project of building the world's largest rubber band ball. I'll keep you all updated on the progress of this future world record rubber band ball as it becomes available. The last report I received on this rubber band ball was that the entire house shook as the rubber band ball was rolled across the kitchen floor.

A world record rubber band ball in the making!
A world record rubber band ball in the making!
It keeps getting bigger & bigger with each passing month
It keeps getting bigger & bigger with each passing month
The rubber band ball was15 inches in height and it weighed in excess of 62 pounds by the end of July of 2015.
The rubber band ball was15 inches in height and it weighed in excess of 62 pounds by the end of July of 2015.


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      4 years ago

      Love you blog! I just started rednaig it and I love all the ideas you give. What a fun and flexible little guy you have there!

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      Jeannie InABottle 

      5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      You know, everyone has a dream! :-) A giant rubber band ball, well, I guess that is as good as any other dream.

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      Benjamin Chege 

      5 years ago

      Hi TheHoleStory. This is fantastic. Never knew there existed a rubber band ball that huge in size. Voted up and awesome.

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      6 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      Actually Swabez he's still adding more and more rubber bands to his ball today.

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      Chad Swaby 

      6 years ago from Sheffield

      That's pretty cool, do you know how long it took to finish?

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Since Jay's huge rubber band ball appears to be one of a kind, he already holds the record. Now see if you can convince him, ths, to work on achieving world peace.

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      6 years ago from New Zealand

      If there isn't a record in there already wouldn't Jays rubber band ball already be the biggest or is he intent on not having anyone overtake him? Either way it is a great thing for a 12 year old to attempt. I wish him well and I think this young man has a lot of ambition which probably will not stop at this. Great!

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      I will be rooting for him.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Good for him to try to have a Guinness world record! Especially at 12 years old!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Chris Achilleos 

      6 years ago

      I wish Jay all the best in getting the Guinness world record for the biggest rubber band ball! Great hub and thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome.

      Take care,


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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      God bless him. I wish him well in his undertaking.


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